MCA introduces new e-form 22A - also known as eForm ACTIVE (Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification)
1) Applicable to?
The Form 22A is applicable to every Company Incorporated on or before 31/12/2017. (However, Companies whose due Financial Statements or Annual Return or both are not will not be able to file ACTIVE form 9exception for under dispute Cos)
2) Which Companies are exempted from the compliance of filing
- Struck Off Companies
- Under Process of Striking off Companies
- Under Amalgamation Companies
- Under Liquidation Companies
- Dissolved Companies
3) Mandatory Attachment in from INC - 22A : One of the most weird provision introduced in recent time by MCA.
Photograph of Registered Office showing external building and inside office also showing therein atleast one director/ KMP who has affixed his/her DSC to this form.
4) Information required for filing of eForm 22A?
- Email ID and OTP generated on EMAIL ID
- List of all Directors of the Company with Active status of DIN. If any Director on Board of the Company who does not have the Active DIN status, Company will not be able to file Form 22A.
- Details of Auditor/s
- Details of Cost Auditor/s
- Details of CEO, CFO and CS, if any
- SRN of AOC4, AOC4 XBRL and MGT-7
5) What is the due date for filing of Form 22A
Every Company incorporated before December 31, 2017 are required to file eForm 22A on or before April 25, 2019.
6) Consequences of late / Non Filing of Form 22A/eForm ACTIVE
i) Any filing after April 25, 2019 will be possible only after payment of late fees of Rs. 10,000/-
ii) The Company will be marked as "Active - Non Compliant" in MCA Master Data.
iii) Such defaulting Companies will not be allowed to file following eforms
- DIR-12 (except cessation)
- INC-28 (for amalgamation /demerger)
To access relevant amendment Rules, click on links below
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